Steve Garvey

First Base

1969—1987

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
First Base RANK
#49

Player Detail

Steven Patrick
GIVEN NAME
Garvey
SURNAME
December 22, 1948, in Tampa, FL
BORN
STILL LIVING
DIED
1969—1987
Playing Career
Played from 20-38
PLAYING AGE
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
Teams Played For
First Base
PRIMARY POSITION
Los Angeles Dodgers
PRIMARY TEAM
1981
World Series titles
Mr. Clean
NICKNAME
6
UNIFORM NUMBER
#3 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
5-10 / 192
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
September 1, 1969
Major League Debut
May 23, 1987
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Steve Garvey?

Handsome, regal first baseman who starred in famed Dodgers infield (with Lopes, Russell, and Cey). Fantastic post-season performer.

60

HITTING

60

POWER

50

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

30

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Steve was the first player elected to start in the All-Star Game through write-in votes, in 1974.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2332
2599
272
1308
.294
10 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1974 NL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1975 Dodgers

26 Years Old

.319
AVG
18
HR
95
RBI
85
RUNS
.351
OBP
210
HITS
38
2B
6
3B
.477
SLG
33
BB
11
SB
5.1
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.294
.329
.446

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.775
.769
101.3

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
33.2
52.3

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Steve Garvey Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Garvey
560
165
72
28
3
17
83
30
64
5
250
197
.294
.329
.446
775
AVG 1B
530
143
68
25
3
17
89
60
81
7
226
206
.270
.344
.425
.769

Steve Garvey Rankings

AT First Base BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
49
57
53
51
46
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT First Base BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
51
57
47
72
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Steve Garvey PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
38.1
28.3
22.9
14.4
2.64
62.1
42.4
30.7
21.0
5.09
BLUE = Steve Garvey
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
283.7
170.3
125.3
79.1
19.7
348.1
202.5
145.2
97.0
26.5
BLUE = Steve Garvey
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME 1B

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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